Basic buttercream icing

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Basic buttercream icing Easy Food

Makes around 500g


200g Kerrygold Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
300g sifted icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cream


  1. Beat the butter and icing sugar together on a low speed until combined, then beat on a high speed for three minutes until fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and cream and keep beating until blended.

Top tip
  • To make this a chocolate buttercream icing, add 90g of sifted cocoa powder. Beat in a splash or two of fresh milk until it is a smooth, spreadable consistency.

This is a fantastic icing for topping this basic vanilla sponge.


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